(sorry in advance, I have no idea where to put this)
I'm part of a team working to figure out something in an ARG currently happening. The person running this ARG gave us a link to a pastebin that was a text dump of a gif (like if someone opened it in Notepad and then copy-pasted it)
I've tried saving the raw file as a gif, among other things, but nothing works. Taking a file I know is a gif, saving it as a text file, and then trying to save that as a gif gives me the same issues (which makes sense). Google hasn't been helpful at all in me figuring out what to do
Does anyone happen to know of any tools that can help me?
EDIT for clarification:
Here is the pastebin in question: https://pastebin.com/sQNc0Bsr An ARG is an Alternate Reality Game- basically it's a kind of story that someone uses real-life platforms to tell, but sometimes it's played out so that others have to uncover certain things before the story progresses. Some examples are the Youtube series about Slenderman, like MarbleHornets
I didn't create the pastebin, but I took a picture that was a gif and opened it in Wordpad/Notepad to see what it looked like, to compare with the pastebin
I put this question here to ask if there are any tools that can take the text that you get when opening a gif in wordpad and turn it back into a gif file instead of a text file